How did you spend your Christmas break? Aside from the essential overindulgence of food and drink, did you get out on the water? Has your boat been confined to the walls of the boat shed for the past month? The answers typically fall into two categories – those in the Southern Hemisphere who have had the fortune of warm summer weather to burn off the additional calories of the festive break, and those in the Northern Hemisphere, who have likely had
We are all too familiar with the struggles and anguish associated with rowing. So for a change, we thought we would focus our attention on some of the light-hearted and humorous facets of our favorite love-to-hate past-time. Enjoy a well deserved break from whatever you may be doing and treat yourself to a selection of rowing jokes and images that only a true rower would appreciate! "When you see a 2K test on the training program" by Rowing Banter. "You aren’t surprised to get this reaction
There is often a substantial opportunity cost associated with removing conventional wing riggers in order to maximize the storage space in the boathouse. Many athletes and crews will argue the time taken to dismantle each boat after the session comes at a high price for the amount of space gained. How much space is gained from storing the boat and riggers separately? As a general rule, two de-rigged single sculls will fit onto the same space as a single scull with the wing
It's your first time running a maintenance check on your shell, but you are new to rowing and don't quite understand what everything is, or does yet. Let Space Saver teach you rowing boat maintenance in our simple guide. The coach isn't expecting you to pull the boat apart and rebuild it brand new, but you need to understand the basics of how things should be working. Below is an easy to follow guide to looking after some of the more introductory components
Are we there yet?? That is the second worst question you can ask on a trailer drive, the first is "What state do you think the other half of the boat is in?". Some reading this may have plentiful experience in driving large things long distances and on winding roads, and some may be reading this on their cell phone in the drivers seat about to hitch up for the first time. Hopefully everyone can learn a few helpful hints here. What
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] If you ever thought an ergometer was just for rowing, think again! One rowing club (and probably countless other innovative individuals) have adapted the standard Concept 2 Erg to another “core” purpose. The Saratoga Rowing Club director, Eric Catalano, claims his athletes have been using the ergometers to train their cores since the mid-nineties. The inspiration, he recalls,
No, not the friendly piece of aluminium lying on the boat house floor, we’re talking about the guy yelling at you for stepping on the aforementioned piece of aluminium. We’re going to take a quick look at how Coaches can better understand and get along with their rigging staff. This is not a play-by-play how to get along with each other (that would be a 300+ page book and probably only cover Tuesdays, stay tuned for the other six books!
Our CEO, Douglas Lumsden, will be running around this year's Sydney International Rowing Regatta this Saturday (28th of March)! Stop and have a chat with him and in return you'll get a stylish Magnetic Label for your boathouse. You can also talk to him about your boathouse, and delve into his years of experience on how you could improve it just like he has done for rowing clubs the world over. He's very approachable and happy to give advice. Meet Douglas - Director
Have you every been frustrated by spilled coffee, losing your cellphone or having nowhere safe to put your megaphone? We did, so we went hunting for solutions. Presenting The Cup-Cup Cup Holder by Row2k! Rower Monica Hilcu touched base with Row2k and told them about how coach Joe O'Connor at the Stanford Rowing Center solved problems of spills and holding spaces in his boat. "Joe was tired of finding spilled coffee in the coaching launches, so we found some extra plastic cox box holders,"
Want to win a fantastic tool to label your boathouse with reusable material while making it look sharp? We’re giving away a roll of Magnetic Labels for Boathouses! Just enter in your details and you’re in to win. MAGNETIC STRIPS